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30 APR 2021

Bats in the Botanic Gardens

We’re going batty in the Garden!

Come along to this exciting event featuring a twilight walk, wildlife interaction and bat experts.

Find out all about bats from Blue Mountains Ecologist and bat-expert Marg Turton, then meet a Grey-headed Flying Fox from Australian Wildlife Displays.

We’ll head out at twilight to reveal the secret life of bats after dark. This night-time walk in the woodland gives the unique opportunity to spot nocturnal wildlife rarely seen inside The Australian Botanic Garden.

Dress up in your battiest outfit for the night. A 'best-dressed bat' prize will be awarded to the most creative costume!*

BYO EchoMeter or Anabat device if you have one. 

This is a partially outdoor event suitable for families with kids aged 5yrs and older. This tour covers uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes appropriate for all weather conditions. A reasonable level of mobility is required. Children must be closely supervised at all times. 

Weather: This event will run in all weather conditions, unless a dangerous storm is predicted. In that case, we will cancel the event and refund tickets. See here for further Terms and Conditions

Parking: Please enter via Narellan Road entry and park at P2 carpark in front of PlantBank. This event will start at 4:30pm. Please ensure you arrive in time to be able to participate in the activities. The Gardens entry gate closes at 5:00pm and late comers will not be permitted. 

*Costumes not required, but strongly encouraged!


Friday 30th April 2021 4:30 - 6:30pm





Families with children ages 5 years and up


Free parking outside of PlantBank at P2